On the second day of our trip down to Melbourne, we stopped off at a quaint historic village of Berrima. Established in 1831, its just a couple of hours drive from Sydney, and was an unexpected gem to find.

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Its website describes it as “the best preserved example of a Georgian village on the Australian mainland,” and it does not disappoint.

We stopped the car and parked up outside a charming row of shops just off the main road. The weather was beautiful and sunny, although starting to get chillier after the Gold Coast heat. After wandering around a little while and taking in the ambiance, we decided to have lunch, and found a quaint cafe that served the best pies! The bakers were baking the pies in front of us – so how could we resist? Delicious.

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Next stop, we wandered down a side path and encountered the “Lolly Swag man,” selling sweets, lollies and nick knacks.

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A lovely morning spent in another time…..next stop off, Glenrowan and Ned Kelly’s last siege 🙂

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